Transfer your business licence to someone else
If you want to take over an existing business, you must complete and submit a Business Licence Application for Transfer form. The fee is $129.00.
Home-based business licences are not transferable.
To transfer a business licence, all of the following criteria must be met:
- The new business taking over must be for the same type of business that the previous business was licensed as (for example, a Restaurant to a Restaurant)
- Transfer of a licence can only occur once per calendar year
- The transfer form must be completed by both the existing and the new business owners
- Various approvals may still be required by the Police, Fire, or Health Departments
How long does it take?
If all requirements and approvals have been met, this is when you can expect to have your business licence transferred:
|Application delivered||Business licence transferred|
|In person||Same day|
|By fax, mail, or email (March to October)||2 to 3 weeks|
|By fax, mail, or email (November to February)||6 to 8 weeks|